The Lord’s Perfect Gift – The Woman With Polio & The California Farmer - A woman with polio takes the long journey by train to her mail order husband, a farmer in California. She hasn’t told him about her polio, or the fact that she may not be able to have children, but from the beginning he shows her nothing but love and kindness. When she opens up and is truly able to tell him her secret, she is afraid that means she will be sent away.
Sharpshooter From Georgia Tries To Return Three Men to God In California - A woman travels to California to become the mail order bride of an older man and unfortunately, when she arrives she finds out that he’s dead. A preacher tells her that the dying wish of the old rancher was to bring God back in to the life of his three sons, so she decides to honor the old man’s memory and try it. Two of the sons are uncouth and louts, but the third is reasonable so she starts with him. Along the way there are many obstacles as well as some buried treasure, but she despairs of breaking through the barrier of one of the sons, Carl.
Emma Travels To Her Arizona Rancher, Malory, By Oxcart - A woman from an upper class English family decides to become a mail order bride to an Arizona rancher, but is shocked when she realizes the potentially harsh life ahead on the days-long journey to his remote ranch by oxcart; and it’s a lonely one – accompanied by his silent Native American ranch hand.
Fighting a Swarm of Locusts - A garment factory worker, not a fan of insects, heads out to a farmer in Nebraska, where the area appears to be under an imminent threat of attack by locusts, at least if the couple are to believe a crazy beekeeping old man who dresses up in a giant locust costume, and who keeps on yelling “They’re coming” every chance he gets.